A Gloucester-based craft beer delivery service that started distribution by pushbike now delivers to eight different countries. They have only been operational for two years, but their company has already delivered 30,000 beers to customers around the world.
Quinn Leatherbarrow-Stokes, 24, from Tuffley, started her business with partner Nicki Porsh, 24. The beer delivery company was born during lockdown but they are determined to carry on and want to support Gloucestershire business on their journey.
Quinn said: “We just celebrated our second anniversary in April. We decided to launch Qwerty during lockdown as many businesses that don’t sell to ads were struggling to get their product out there during the pandemic.
Read more: Retro festival in Gloucester confirmed for summer 2022
“We started by creating a basket of beers that were our favorites. I love beers.
“We have started selling the Best of the Cotswolds basket. It was eight of the beers we both liked.
Over time and growing popularity, they were unable to carry out international orders by means of two wheels. Now they use couriers to distribute the free beers and they produce baskets according to the occasions on the calendar.
Quinn said: “When we started I was handing out the controls on my bike. Now we have orders from all over the UK and we have orders going to eight different countries.
“At the moment, delivery is free. We love what we do because the local beer industry is such a welcoming and warm community, and that’s why we do what we do.
“My favorite beer is Stroud Brewery Budding beer. Fun fact, it’s named after Edward Budding who invented the lawnmower and knew he was from Stroud.
“We have sold around 30,000 beers and we are focusing on the gift side for people. So we make the basket product suitable for the occasion.
“We include snacks with the basket. We’d like people to take a look and think about using us for Father’s Day too.